Breastplate "Manoomin" Wild Rice Earrings
Wild rice, manoomin is the “food that grows on water”, whose presence fulfilled the prophecies foretold in the Anishinaabe’s migration from the east. As a centerpiece of the nutrition and sustenance for our community, it is used in our daily lives, ceremonies, and feasts (Our Manoomin, Our Life). The Anishinaabe would know when to end our displacement to the west, when finding the manoomin, a profound and historic relationship which is remembered in the wild rice harvest in the Great Lake Regions First Nations. Each seed holds the heart of the waters. The single seed comes from a long lineage of resilience and allows for our people to continue our thousand year old way of life. These specific premium dark wild rice seeds preserved come from the Native American owned company by the Red Lake Nation, who are dedicated to producing unique specialty products, “Indian Grown, Indian Harvested”. The earrings cherish the Creators blessings, a gratitude of the memories before us and a reminder of why we are still here, fighting.
Nature’s scars are a proof of the fact that there is healing, the raw materials I use share the power of vulnerability. Our own scars that adorn our body, memory and history are similar to the land’s unique crevices and distinct terrain, we don’t question the beautiful imperfections. I call them “gems”. I create “gems”. These are the gems of the Great Lakes region, my version of the Southwest’s turquoise and the Pacific Northwest’s dentalium shells.
Content + Care
- Earrings: 50% Acrylic, 10% Metal (Sterling Silver), 40% Wild Rice
- Wild Rice Seeds - a powerful aquatic grass seed
- Surprising Lightweight
- Wipe Clean, Keep Dry, Store in Safe Place, More
Each pair of earrings is crafted one of kind, and may vary just a slightly from the images provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Average Length: 1 ½"
- Average Width: 1"
Earrings by Tashina Lee Emery, blessing given by my local medicine man to create.
Please note the materials encased are natural and come from the earth. There will be "flaws" and "mistakes". I intentionally seek the imperfect, and personally love raw beauty. Each piece of jewelry will not look like the photo because your jewelry is unique, however I try to make the jewelry as close to the photo as I can. Each piece is made by hand and not a machine so tiny bubbles, bumps and slight imperfections are part of the unique characteristics of the jewelry.
Love our Mother Earth as we love our own Mothers. Protect her at all costs. To save her…We save ourselves.